Friday, June 10, 2016
no. 541 - bob burda
Who is the man: Bob Burda played for the Giants and the Brewers in 1970. He was traded to the Cardinals in early February of 1971.
Can ya dig it: I don't know whether Burda is wearing a Giants uniform or Brewers uniform here. But it's definitely not a Cardinals uniform.
Right on: This card just reinforces how much I despised cards of hatless players when I was a kid.
You see that cat Burda is a bad mother: Burda led the National League in pinch-hits with 14 in 1971.
Shut your mouth: I share a birthday with Burda. So that's ... something.
No one understands him but his woman: Burda put up strong minor league numbers over 11 seasons for St. Louis, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. The only trouble was he was mostly a first baseman at that time and the starters at that position for those teams, respectively, were Bill White, Willie Stargell and Willie McCovey.
(A word about the back): Burda's first game in the majors was with the Cardinals. So they reacquired him nine years later.